James “Jimmy” Christopher Helman, 59 of Punxsutawney passed away Sunday, December 22, 2019.
He was born in 1960 to Thomas and Josephine (Long) Helman in Punxsutawney.
Jimmy was employed for Matson lumber for most of his working career, being active in all aspects of the lumber business. He was proud of being the founder of Helman’s Boxing Club, where he coached young area boxers, producing several state runner up, and Golden Glove
Champions in boxing including one professional boxer, Jim Northey. Jimmy held various offices including secretary of the Allegheny Mountain Association of USA Boxing. When not being involved in boxing, Jimmy enjoyed horses, the wild west, old cowboy TV shows, such as Bonanza and Gun Smoke. He also enjoyed spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife Sheila Helman, Punxsutawney, daughter Cheyenne Helman and fiancé Nathan Kanouff, Punxsutawney, two brothers, Joseph Helman and wife Donna, and Jack Helman, both of Punxsutawney.
Friends will be received on Friday January 3, 2020, from 2-4 PM where a prayer service will be held at 4 PM.
Memorial Donations may be made to Community Action, 105 Grace Way, Punxsutawney, PA 15767 or to Adult and Teen Challenge, 1319 Florencedale Ave., Youngtown, OH 44505.
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Adult and Teen Challange
1319 Florencedale Ave., Youngstown OH 44505
105 Grace Way, Punxsutawney PA 15767